Date: 24th May 2011 at 5:21pm
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Martin Keown has branded calls for Arsene Wenger’s dismissal at Arsenal as ‘ridiculous’.

The former Gunner, part of both of Wenger’s double winning teams, believes there will be a change in personnel at the Emirates Stadium this summer, but that will come on the playing side of things.

Speaking at the Home International Final of the 2011 Tesco Cup, the UK’s biggest grassroots football competition, which took place at St Andrews’ stadium in Birmingham, the ex-defender backed the manager to bounce back after a sixth consecutive season without silverware.

Keown, capped 43 times by England, has also reiterated Wenger’s view on Jack Wilshere playing for the England Under-21 squad at this summer’s European Championships in Denmark. The 19-year old, who has 4 caps with the senior squad, wanted to take part in the competition, very much against his manager’s wishes, before withdrawing. Wenger believes he’s in need of a rest in order to be in peak physical condition for next season, a view which his former stalwart defender very much agrees with.

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